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                      ****************************     CALL FOR PAPERS     ****************************

                                 ITCC 2005
IEEE International Conference on Information Technology: Coding and Computing( http://www.itcc.info/ )April 11-13, 2005, Las Vegas, Nevada

                       Sponsored by IEEE Computer Society


                                 Track onNext-Generation Web and Grid Systems(http://www.icar.cnr.it/cannataro/itcc2005/cfp.htm )

IMPORTANT DATESNOVEMBER 15, 2004:       Paper Due (New Deadline)December 19, 2004:      Author NotificationJanuary   9, 2005:   Camera-Ready Copy (6 pages)


                               CALL FOR PAPERS


CONTEXT AND OBJECTIVES

In these last years the World Wide Web and the Internet have been used
not only to communicate and share information, but more and more as a
deployment infrastructure for distributed applications.
On the other hand, Grid systems allow the flexible, secure, coordinated
resource sharing among dynamic collections of  individuals, institutions,
and resources, enabling virtual organizations and world-wide
distributed high-performance applications.

Although Web and Grid systems followed different paths in their development,
they share many problems and most probably will employ common solutions.
Next-generation Web and Grid systems should be able to produce, use,
and deploy knowledge, offering knowledge-empowered middleware and services.

The main goal of the track is to bring together researchers of Web and
Grid communities to discuss key problems and identify overlapping areas
in solutions and approaches for semantic middleware and knowledge-based services
for Next-Generation Web and Grid Systems.

Key challenges in today's Web and Grid Systems are:

  (i) the need to deal with data sources and computational resourcesthat are distributed, heterogeneous, and dynamic, exploiting adaptivelyavailable computational models, resources discovery protocols,metadata management systems, ontologies and semantic modellingof web and grid resources;

 (ii) the need to take decisions using implicit knowledge available atdifferent layers (from the network to the application layer),employing specialized components or services for data mining,knowledge elicitation and sharing.

Some emerging models and technologies that fulfill some requirements of
Next-Generation Web and Grid systems are the following.

    * Adaptive Web Systems are able to adapt themselves to different userrequirements and to manage, in an integrated way, the sources of
heterogeneity,due to world-wide diffusion and access.

    * The  Semantic Web is widely accepted as a means to enhancethe Web with machine processable content.

    * The Semantic Grid attempts to extend Semantic Web approaches and solutionsto take into account Grid characteristics.

    * Knowledge Grids offer high-level tools and techniques for distributedknowledge extraction from data repositories on the Grid, such as(i) synthesizing useful and usable knowledge from data;(ii) leveraging the Grid infrastructure to perform sophisticated
data-intensive largescale computation.

    * Peer-to-Peer is at once a set of protocols, a computing model,and a design philosophy for distributed, decentralized, and
self-organizing systems.

    * Ubiquitous computing describes distributed computing devices,such as personal devices, wearable computers, and sensors in the
environment,and the software and hardware infrastructuresneeded to support applications on these computing devices.


TOPICS OF INTEREST
-Knowledge Grids
-Semantic Grids
-Semantic Web
-Computational models for Web and Grid
-Middleware software for Web and Grid
-Ontology management systems for Web and Grid
-Metadata management systems for Web and Grid
-Data management on Web and Grid systems
-Ubiquitous computing on Web and Grid
-Mobile Grids
-Peer-to-Peer computing on Web and Grid
-Web-based and Grid-based Problem Solving Environments
-Adaptivity in Web and Grid systems
-Data, Text, Web and Log Mining for Knowledge Discovery services on Web and Grid
-Search Engines for Web and Grid
-Storing, browsing, searching and querying of compressed/synthesized data on Web
and Grid


PAPER SUBMISSION:
Papers should be original and contain contributions of theoretical or
experimental nature,
or be unique experience reports. Interested authors should submit a 6-page
summary
of their original and unpublished work including 5 keywords in the IEEE format
to the track chair.
IEEE Proceedings format available at http://computer.org/cspress/instruct.htm.
Electronic submission in the PDF or Word format is strongly encouraged.
For instructions on electronic submissions, Click at
http://www.ee.unlv.edu/~it/electronic.html
(we will update this link later on the main page).

EVALUATION PROCESS:
Papers will be evaluated for originality, significance, clarity, and soundness.
Per ITCC policy, except for invited papers, all papers will be reviewed by at
least two independent reviewers. Accepted papers will be published in the
conference proceedings by IEEE Press. Selected track papers presented in the
conference
will be considered for publication in a special issue of an international
journal.

BEST STUDENT PAPER AWARD:
The Best Student Paper will be awarded at the conference. To be eligible,
the student must be the sole author of the paper, or the first author and
primary contributor.
(The winner of the award will present the paper in a plenary session at the
conference).
A cover letter to the General Chair/Track Chair must identify the paper as a
candidate for this competition at the time of submission.


IMPORTANT DATESNOVEMBER 15, 2004:       Paper Due (New Deadline)December 19, 2004:      Author NotificationJanuary   9, 2005:   Camera-Ready Copy (6 pages)

TRACK CHAIRProf. Mario CannataroUniversity "Magna Graecia" of CatanzaroVia T. Campanella 115, 88100 Catanzaro, ItalyEmail: [log in to unmask], [log in to unmask]

PROGRAM COMMITTEE (provisional)* Mario Cannataro (Universita' "Magna Graecia" di Catanzaro)* Sara Comai (Politecnico di Milano)* David De Roure (tbc, University of Southampton)* Flavius Frasincar (Eindhoven University of Technology)* Martin Gaedke (University of Karlsruhe)* Carole Goble (tbc, University of Manchester)* Manolis Koubarakis (Technical University of Crete)* Salvatore Orlando (Universita' Ca' Foscari di Venezia)* Alexandra Poulovassilis (Birkbeck College, University of London)* Omer Rana (Cardiff University)* Fabrizio Silvestri (ISTI-CNR)* Vojtech Svatek (University of Economics, Czech Republic)* Domenico Talia (Universita' della Calabria)* Hongsuda Tangmunarunkit (tbc, USC/Information Sciences Institute)* Pierangelo Veltri (Universita' "Magna Graecia" di Catanzaro)* Ning Zhong (Maebashi Institute of Technology)




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